Investment in network infrastructure – the energy, water, transport and telecommunication networks –which performs a vital role for the functioning of the economy, can contribute to raising growth and social welfare. But more is not always better.
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This report updates and extends the earlier work of the OECD on alternatives to traditional regulation, drawing on the experiences of individual countries in using alternative approaches. It also provides a framework to assist policy makers in selecting those instruments that are particularly applicable in different circumstances, facilitating the desire of many countries to reduce red tape and the burdens imposed on agents by
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This study examines the extent and nature of informal cross-border trade in selected Sub-Saharan African countries and identifies which trade facilitation measures have the potential to encourage traders to switch from informal to formal trade.
Webcast - Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Angel Gurría and Frédéric Jenny open the 2009 Global Forum on Competition and answer journalists' questions.
This paper discusses measures to make the regulation of product markets more conducive to competition play a prominent role in the government’s “growth package” of measures to stimulate economic growth which are in the process of being implemented.
En su discurso, Angel Gurría ha subrayado que las reformas para fomentar mercados de productos más competitivos han sido más profundas en España que en el promedio de la OCDE. Durante los últimos diez años, España ha logrado una importante reducción del control estatal sobre las empresas en el ámbito de los negocios y también una reducción significativa de las barreras al “emprendimiento”, al comercio exterior y la inversión.
In his remarks, Mr. Gurría highlighted that reforms to promote more competitive product markets have been deeper in Spain than in the average of OECD country by reducing state control over enterprises in the business domain and lowering barriers to enterprise, foreign trade and investment.
Six studies that examine how border bottlenecks affect trade and investment flows, how these bottlenecks might be reduced, and whether the expense involved is worth it.
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This guide draws on the experience of, and policy dialogue between, member countries of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and Middle East and North African countries (MENA). It reviews common barriers to designing and implementing a strategy for administrative simplification and offers 22 approaches to overcome them, providing a synthesis of good practices among policy makers and practitioners working
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The publication complements and expands the policy dialogue initiated at the seminar on “Administrative Simplification: Overcoming Barriers to Implementation” that took place in Cairo, Egypt on 18-19 June 2008. This seminar was held in the framework of the Good Governance for Development (GfD) in Arab Countries Initiative. The goal is to disseminate knowledge about barriers encountered to the implementation of administrative